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Overnight Standoff Lands Marengo Man In Jail
Updated March 24, 2017 6:51 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(MARENGO) - A five-hour standoff with police at a home in Marengo ended with a man going to jail.

At 12:50 a.m. this morning, the Crawford County Sheriff's Department received a report of shots being fired inside and outside of a home at 1328 North Depot Hill Road in Marengo.

A Crawford County Sheriff's Deputy arrived and were met with shotgun rounds being fired directly at a tree he was using for cover.

Police say 64-year-old Bruce Byerly had fired shotgun rounds inside his home and at his own vehicle after firing at the deputy.

Byerly refused to give up and troopers with the Indiana State Police as well as the ISP SWAT units and Hostage Crisis Negotiators arrived shortly after.

For the next four hours, negotiators tried speaking with Byerly, asking him to come outside peacefully. At 5:48 a.m., Byerly walked out the front door and was taken into custody by SWAT officers.

Byerly is facing preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a firearm and was lodged in the Crawford County Jail.

The case remains under investigation by Indiana State Police detectives.

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